Authentication methods in FastAPI
There are several authentication methods available in FastAPI. FastAPI supports the common authentication methods of basic HTTP authentication, cookies, and bearer token authentication. Let’s briefly look at what each method entails:
- Basic HTTP authentication: In this authentication method, the user credentials, which is usually a username and password, are sent via an
AuthorizationHTTP header. The request in turn returns a
WWW-Authenticateheader containing a
Basicvalue and an optional realm parameter, which indicates the resource the authentication request is made to.
- Cookies: Cookies are employed when data is to be stored on the client side, such as in web browsers. FastAPI applications can also employ cookies to store user data, which can be retrieved by the server for authentication purposes.
- Bearer token authentication: This method of authentication involves the use of security tokens called bearer tokens. These tokens...